About Glee's Art Making
I am a practicing art therapist with an MA in Art Therapy Counseling, Marylhurst University. I have a BA in Art Studio and a BA in Anthropology from Chico State University in California. My journey in art, however, began when I was five. That’s when I discovered how to take apart the world around me and look at it in another way. I grew up in the country with hippies and I felt very free to explore, look, and dream. The visual and tactile world was full of possibilities and there was beauty all around.
I learned technique, a language, and the transformative nature of art making in school. I am a multimedia artist. I let the materials speak to me. I often begin with a large piece of brown rag paper and prepare it by ironing it flat, hanging it on the wall and feeling the space of it with my eyes closed. I look at it and try to see what is already there on the paper waiting to come out. I work on brown paper because I feel white has been considered clean for far too long and that bright rich colors come out when they are on a darker color.
The year 2020 has been both treacherous and hopeful. It feels as if the world is ready for transformation. Art is one of the many creative ways we can envision a world where all beings feel equally free to grow and prosper.
I believe it is possible to express the divine through surrendering to the process of art making and to the conversation initiated by the messages conveyed. My art is a conversation with the world. My conversations are difficult, but hopeful, and filled with love.
Art Pillows 2017
Gesso and chalk pigments on brown paper Mod Podge and sewn on recycled PET bottle felt stuffed with up cycled pillow filling.
Love Bird (art pillow) 2017
32"x18" Gesso and chalk pigments on brown paper Mod Podge and sewn on recycled PET bottle felt stuffed with up cycled pillow filling.
Arrows of Love (art pillow) 2017
18"x12" Gesso and chalk pigments on brown paper Mod Podge and sewn on recycled PET bottle felt stuffed with up cycled pillow filling.